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political contributor the democratic strategist hilary rosen and the former u.s. senator from minnesota and former romney foreign policy adviser norm coleman. guys, thanks very much for coming in. the speaker just met with reporters on the hill. i'll play a little clip. this was his message. >> listen, hope springs eternal. the president can sit down with harry reid tonight and work with senate democrats who have the majority in the senate to move a bill. it's time for them to act. i've made this clear for months now. and yet we've seen nothing. >> now, he wants them, senator, to move legislation that passed in the last congress. the last congress is irrelevant right now. you need new legislation in order to pass a bill. >> wolf, what's not irrelevant is last congress we had the tax increase. so now it's spending cut time. the president doesn't want to to the spending cut. we had the tax increase -- >> right now, to avert this fiscal crisis we have right now, these forced spending cuts, you need a new bill. you can't use a bill from the old congress. >> the president -- you know what, a
their cash. office depot, officemax. last week heinz, and u.s. air and american airlines. what does that say about the markets and where we are? >> i think it was a measure that confidence is going from low levels to less low levels. there's a lot of cash out there. if you don't have it, you can borrow it. it's pretty cheap. stock prices are not expensive. companies are struggling to grow organically. i think we'll see more of it. >> what about that? bernanke is testifying before the senate next week. what can he say at this point? what are you expecting from that testimony? >> well, i think it needs to give a pep talk to the fiscal policy makers that there's more than one game that can be play the here. and fiscal policy has been awol. i think the really important thing is to start working on the entitlement programs. it's not so important what happens to discretionary spending right now, but we got to start doing something to reduce the entitlement spending and the outcoming years. >> everybody says it. we have the to get to the entitlements. and the sequestration, it doesn't even hit enti
much. there's not much disagreement about the need. i've never met a democrat or a republican u.s. been a governor who does not think the american people should have a sense that hard work will be read -- rewarded. the work party have an opportunity. i do not know of any men and women that are a better living example of that and all be sitting in front of me. we all use the phrase move forward in a balanced way. another man's a balance is another is in balance. that is what we have got to talk about. the one thing i do not think any of the lack is a vision about how great this country can be. we ought to be able to reassert ourselves in a way that we own the 21st century. i know the guy i am about to introduce believes that but you do. let me injured -- introduce you to the president was back with the pastry chef. my friend, barack obama. >> thank you. have a seat. thank you. welcome. thank you for being here. we all have a lot on our plate. everything from our immigration system our education system our goal is to make sure that we can be an effective partner with you. i want to thank
in the u.s. getting a boost from overseas. and lifted by optimism over the italian elections, and prospects for looser japanese monetary policy. >> yeah, that's it. in a nutshell. >> i was wondering what it was when i was driving in this morning. now i know. >> we can end the show now. >> i thought it was the academy awards plus the fact that a lowe's car won in the daytona. but this is much better. it makes me feel more -- i mean, lincoln, you know, daniel day lewis won, that's lincoln. and the fellow that looks like it should say abe in japan. here's what i think is happening, okay? there are a lot of people who came in short after the big breakdown in the middle of the week last week. there was no follow-through with the negativity. instead, there was hewlett-packard, the first-grade interview last week. europe is not falling apart. it's just slow growth. china didn't even produce good numbers overnight. it's still not that bad. i think we're setting into the idea that the sequester is a larry kudrow bit. sa saying it's small and good for the economy. larry's got the bead on this, as he
include laying the ground work for a u.s./europe trade pack and stopping iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> iron with a nuclear weapon in that region and given all that has happened is simply unacceptable. the window for a dib low mattic solution simply cannot by definition remain open forever. >> michael: back in the united states, jimmy carter has a different idea on whether negotiations can stop. >> i don't believe either of those countries is going to be suicidal off to use nuclear weapons. >> i wonder if kerry is actually listening. carter's comments came yesterday in san francisco. tonight's last eye that we have out stands for impasse, or at least the potential for one on gun reform. oklahoma republican senator tom coburn is making it painfully clear that background checks could stop a bill in its tracks. >> there will not be record keeping on legitimate law-abiding gun owners in this country, and if they want to eliminate the benefits of trying to prevent the sales to people who are mentally ill, all they have to do is have record keeping, and that
civilians. have space if you command. places like -- in colorado, u.s. space command. places like that will be hit more. host: we have an independent caller from virginia. welcome to the program. caller: i work for an agency that does receive federal grants dollars. we recently received e-mails saying not to cut expenditures in anticipation of sequestration. how or why are we receiving grants dollars in excess of what we need to maintain operations? these agencies can cut funds. why are they not doing that anyway? why does it have to be in anticipation of sequestration? thank you. guest: not knowing your specific issue, i cannot comment. secretary bob gates who was a holdover from the bush and administration, he did a lot to clean up within the -- within dod a lot of the waste and inefficiencies. the verdict is still out as to how much they will save long- term. there is a big consensus around town but a lot more can be done. he got people talking about it. the word you hear a lot in the pentagon when you talk to budget people or operators on the battlefield, people are talking ab
that the u.s. fails to collect from taxes its owed, it has to borrow money to pay for its spending. it's not only paying for the people that, you know, fail to pay their taxes but also paying investors' interest and that come back to the taxpayer in future years. i found a study that 140ed that should sec west trace go through and not be fix the and should the irs have to lay off a few thousand enforcement employees, it's probably going to cost the government $45 bill dollars and that because of future interest will translate to about $33 in-householdnot in the future for americans. >> bill: this is insane. isn't it? when you think about it? i mean the impact of it. so, when tom coburn or some other -- -- or john boehner, or some other republican legislateor says they are exaggerating this is not that bad. this is not really going to hurt, it's just wrong? >> i think it really compends upon where you are looking. i think when you look at the i felt rs, i think a lot of people, even republicans, will say that, you know, that's one area that you got to crack
up the pressure on syria in terms of supporting the opposition. we'll see what the u.s. response is to that from our strongest ally. also he is open to negotiations, john kerry says, with iran. we'll keep an eye on it. we'll let you know if there are any other headlines coming out of the london. bill: back to this country and march and back and forth from the white house and bob woodward, telling "politico", woodward did, that the white house has its facts on after a weekend of back and forth accusations. woodward says this is a classic case of distortion and confusion. we unfortunately have seen this too often in recent presidential history. i do not think it is willful. they are just mixed up. surprisingly so. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." bob, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: let's go to the background first. woodward penned a piece late friday night. it was in the newspaper on saturday. he alleges based on the quotes and the reporting that he has done that the sequester idea resides with the president. explain this now. >> yeah. woodward says bia
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